8.20.18

What Does it Mean to be PALEO?

The Paleo diet is centered around the idea that people should be eating foods that are healthful, not harmful. It’s a diet based on the food that people ate in the Paleolithic times- essentially, whatever a caveman was able to eat, you are able to eat. This means a diet consisting of lots of plants and vegetables, meat, seafood, and certain nuts and fruit. The point of the diet is to eat foods that are high in nutrients and unprocessed, to eat foods as they are.

“The Paleo Movement”, which became the paleo diet, started growing in the 1990s, led by Dr. Loren Cordain. People follow the paleo diet because as food processing and technology has advanced over the years, the human body cannot keep up. This is why many foods that humans eat in modern times result in poor health conditions. Followers and founders of the paleo diet believe that many foods that aren’t paleo (i.e. grains, legumes, dairy, an excess of sugar or salt, etc.) are not in line with the body’s needs and not meant to be digested. Many chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, etc. are attributed to a diet that consists primarily of foods that are not paleo.

So quick review. People who are on the paleo diet:

 

CAN eat

  • Grass-produced meats
  • Fish/seafood
  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Healthy oils
  • Natural forms of unrefined sugar in moderation
CAN NOT eat

  • Any grains at all
  • Any legumes/beans
  • Any dairy
  • Refined sugar or artificial sugar substitutes
  • Processed foods of any kind
  • Overly salty foods
  • Refined vegetable oils
  • Alcohol

 

And luckily, if you’re on the paleo diet, LesserEvil’s got your back with our awesome new snack- grain-free PALEO Puffs!

To learn more about the paleo diet, visit these awesome websites:

 

Nom Nom Paleo https://nomnompaleo.com/paleo101

The Paleo Diet https://paleodiet.org/definition/


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